May 9, 2018

Microscopes are a common instrument used daily in veterinary clinics to view various products (eg, blood, urine, fecal material, fluid aspirates, skin scrapings, ear cerumen). The microscope ocular lenses, objective lenses, stage, and stage clips should be cleaned afte...

May 4, 2018

Turtles! Who doesn't love these magnificent creatures that come in all different shapes and sizes that grace a number of different environments. 

Turtles belong to a group of reptiles called testudines, which include turtles, tortoises and terrapins.

Here are ten facts a...

May 1, 2018

Below is a dosage table that will help you with your studies :)

Drug

Morphine 

Classification

Opioid

Duration

2 - 4 Hours

Administration/Dosage

SC, IM 0.1-1.0 mg/kg

IV infusion 0.1 - 0.2 mg/kg/hr

Intra-articular, epidural 01 mg/kg

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April 26, 2018

6 Common Bovine Illnesses and Diseases

Foot and Mouth Disease – Foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious disease in livestock that causes lesions similar to blisters on the tongue, nose, mouth and toes of the animals. The disease does not normally kill the livestoc...

March 25, 2018

                                         

Cat whiskers don’t just look cool, they are the Swiss Army Knife of a cat… 

They are the main sensory and communication sour...

February 10, 2018

Pyothorax occurs when pus, accumulates in the chest cavity. Pus, which is made up of white blood cells and dead cells, congregate to the site of an infection. Eventually, the white blood cells die, leaving the thick whitish-yellow fluid that is distinctive of pus.

Pus t...

February 2, 2018

Heparin is a substance naturally found in mast cells, which are part of the body's inflammatory system. Heparin is used to treat diseases associated with blood clotting such as intravascular coagulation and thromboembolic disease in dogs and cats.

Heparin blocks the for...

December 14, 2017

Day 5 at Zambi,

I arrived at 7:45 we had our morning meeting and then started. Today I started off by doing the morning farmyard checks then I started preparing all the fruit and veggies for the birds. There are a lot of birds at Zambi so I was shown which birds get whi...

Cherry Eye - Prolapsed Gland of the Third Eyelid in Dogs

Prolapsed gland of the eyelid - also known as Cherry Eye - is a pink mass that protrudes from the dog’s eyelid.

Cherry Eye occurs in both dogs and cats, although it typically affects younger animals.

The condition i...

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